Bangor Area Recovery Network Looking for Addiction Recovery Coaches

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - The growing effort to fight drug and alcohol abuse has created a need for more personal support for those beating their addictions.

The Bangor Area Recovery Network is looking for mentors to do just that.

How to become a BARN Recovery Coach: Recovering coaching is for anyone interested in serving as a personal guide and mentor for people in or seeking recovery.

You can play a part in helping someone find sustained, long-term recovery by helping remove barriers and obstacles and acting as an advocate, companion and role model.

Four goals of the Recovery Coach:
-promote recovery
-remove barriers
-connect people with recovery support services
-encourage hope, optimism and healthy living

For a minimum commitment of just 4 to 10 hours a month, you can have a profound impact on the lives of people struggling with addition in your community.

BARN also accepts a variety of other volunteers
-walk-in volunteers
-scheduled shift volunteers
-event volunteers

BARN also works with Drug Court, A4TD and Fedcap volunteers. Volunteer Orientations take place every couple of months.

For more information on how to become a BARN Recovery Coach, speak with Robert Fickett, Peer Support Coordinator. Call 992-2105 or e-mail>